Nepal earthquake: PayPal waiving fees for all donations
By Digital News Asia April 29, 2015
- PayPal to use its resources to help those affected in two ways
- Waiving fees and has launched disaster relief campaign
PAYMENT platform PayPal announced a disaster relief campaign, and that it is waiving fees for donations made to support relief organisations and rescue efforts in Nepal.
A powerful and deadly earthquake struck an area of central Nepal between the capital, Kathmandu and the city of Pokhara on April 25. The toll of the quake is devastating and wide-reaching, PayPal said in a statement.
Early reports indicate thousands have died in Nepal and people have also been injured and killed in India, Bangladesh, Tibet and on Mount Everest, where devastating avalanches were triggered.
As with any natural disaster of this magnitude, the need for aid will be vast, and PayPal said it is mobilising its resources to help those affected in two ways:
- PayPal has launched a disaster relief campaign featuring organisations like the American Red Cross, Care USA and World Vision, who are working directly and through local partners to provide relief to emergency shelter, medical supplies and food; and
- PayPal is covering all costs associated with these donations, ensuring that 100% of your contribution will be sent via the PayPal Giving Fund to your chosen organisation(s) featured here.
In addition, PayPal will give back transaction fees on donations from now to May 27 to any qualifying US 501(c)(3) organisation involved in the relief and recovery.
“We’re extremely grateful to all those who are able to help, and our thoughts are with all of the families affected by this tragedy,” said PayPal South-East Asia country manager Rahul Shinghal.
“People in Malaysia are known for their generosity when disasters strike, so we will help ensure that their donations are moved to the intended beneficiaries especially at such times of need,” he added.
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